The Rufescent Tiger Herons (Tigrisoma lineatum) - also locally known as known as the Soco-Boi - are members of the Tiger Heron family, genus Tigrisoma.
They are found in Central and South America, and some nearby islands. Specifically they are reported in teh following countries: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
These birds inhabit swamps.
Two Subspecies are currently recognized:
- Tigrisoma lineatum lineatum (nominate form) - Range: Southeastern Mexico south to Amazonian Brazil and northern Argentina
- Tigrisoma lineatum marmoratum - Range: Central Bolivia to eastern Brazil and northeastern Argentina
Species Research by Sibylle Johnson
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